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Father charged in death of 10-month-old son


A Fayetteville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 10-month-old son, Fayetteville police said.

Trenton Terrell Powell, 23, of the 1800 block of Gola Drive, is also charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious physical injury, the Police Department said in a release. Powell remains in the Cumberland County Detention Center under no bond.  

Officers responded to reports of an unresponsive child on Gola Drive just before 4 p.m. on Feb. 3, police said.

The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center but died of his injuries. At the time of the incident, the child was in Powell’s custody, police said.

Powell was arrested Monday.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact detective J. Nevitt at 910-433-1500, ext. 2309 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 

Fayetteville, Police Department, child abuse, first-degree murder